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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,393 Reviews

3.7
1,393 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up (in 30 reviews)

  • Work environment Good also with fun and rewarding (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance tends to be dismal if you're too extroverted or have a nuclear family (in 193 reviews)

  • Very difficult for Mid Career, no work life balance, too much internal politics (in 45 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Schlumberger

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sourcing Intern in Houston, TX

    Pros

    It is a challanging work place that will allow you to make a name for yourself. once you are in the companie you will be their for a long time. The pay is also good.

    Cons

    Little to no training with little instruction from top managment. Manager is distant and unclear in requirments about project. it is poorly orginized in some ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at you interns as your future not just anouther contracter that doesnt matter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great if your an Engineer, not so great if your anything else.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You will definitely learn who you are and what your capable of, also have a chance to travel and see things you never thought you would. The technology is top notch at SLB, probably my favorite trait of the company.

    Cons

    Thing working for a big company is great? Wrong, your just another number. You work for a company that always tries to instill values and make you a model employee. But, when it comes time for a raise or promotion, forget it. They're all talk. I made the lowest pay out of my friends straight out of college, still holds true today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn where the value is in the company. Maybe focus on something bigger than saving money,getting your pip for meeting your objectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very technology forward company

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Sugar Land, TX

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with a team at the forefront of technology in the industry

    Cons

    Upward advancement can be a struggle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    9years, learned a lot. Satisfied with culture., hope on salary side also

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    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Flexible life here. As long as satisfied with work schedule

    Cons

    Compensention is not good at all

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for experience then leave.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    A lot of pressure, deadlines and work, which help to earn experience if you're smart.

    Cons

    Work minimum 50 hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Specialist Trainee  in  Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Field Specialist Trainee in Lafayette, LA

    Pros

    They will give you the opportunity to train and learn you will have to take charge and be proactive

    Cons

    You are just another person in a huge company. An expendable asset.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Midland, TX

    Pros

    They do have many areas for career growth and training/development. You learn a lot working for them.

    Cons

    In most situations, there are too many managers and not enough workers. increased attrition also hurts the company because of the work/life balance which most employees have to learn to live with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to work with people before attempting to manage them - but that is a blanket statement for all managers (not specific to just this company)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Field Specialist (MWD)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MWD Field Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - MWD Field Specialist in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great benefits, work experience and looks good on resume. The company itself is a great employer and they have a great safety policy.

    Cons

    They always give excuses not to give you a raise. The pay is midrange as far as day rates are concerned and they promise time off but you never get it. They treat the field hands like garbage and act like they own you and your life. You are on call 24/7 365 days a year and at the rate you earn vacation days, don't expect any time off for at least 6 months. Unless you are single and don't mind living at the rig and going job to job to job without a break, stay far far away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people to give your field hands time off. Treat them as they want a life and not just work them all the time. Fix your pay scale and vacation time. Also, a rotation or schedule would be a start to keeping people instead of constantly training new hires because people quit constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very good place to work for.

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    Current Employee - City Sales  in  Bridgeport, WV
    Current Employee - City Sales in Bridgeport, WV

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Hours are sometimes a little long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

  11.  

    Experience at Schlumberger

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    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology

    Pros

    Company has great benefits with good pay

    Cons

    If your not a geophysicist or geologist area, your not gonnta promote as fast. Experienced several rounds of layoffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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